In another win for Australia’s security—as well as acknowledgement of Australia’s military importance in the Indo-Pacific—the US State Department has approved the sale of mobile rocket launchers to Australia.


This article by Katharine Jackson and Mike Stone, writing for Reuters, makes the following points:
  • The US has approved weapons sales worth as much as $3.1 billion to allies, including helicopters to Egypt and missiles to the Netherlands.
  • Australia has been boosting its defence spending as China seeks to step up its presence in the Indo-Pacific region.
  • The purchase of High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) launchers and related equipment will cost Australia an estimated $385 million.
  • Australia requested to buy 20 HIMARS and various other equipment, the Pentagon said.


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